Vic Firth Fixed Position Band Rute is for rute players who prefer the balanced feel of a rubber handle and fixed position dowel band. Designed for all-around playing, Rutes allow drummers to play at l... Read More
Vic Firth Fixed Position Band Rute is for rute players who prefer the balanced feel of a rubber handle and fixed position dowel band. Designed for all-around playing, Rutes allow drummers to play at lower volumes than solid sticks while still playing aggressively. Especially effective for unplugged settings, country train beats and for creating distinctive timbres. With 19 dowels (.125"). Length: 16-1/8". Handle diameter: .590"
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Comments about Vic Firth Rute 606 with Fixed Position Band:
I've played this rute for several years. They're nice and long and I prefer the fixed band, as there is no risk of slippage during playing or some ring moving around. These rods have superior gluing. The bottom cap and the top band NEVER come loose (unlike another copy cat brand). They have a nice versatile sound that just works - not remarkable or distracting, but still pleasing. Like any dowel rute, they can be quickly beat up on the snare rim if played like a stick; however, I've learned to shorten up the stroke and often I will hit the top band on the snare rim for more of a "rim shot" or accented sound. With the strong gluing, this rute holds together. Rated four instead of five only due to overall durability, but one doesn't buy a dowel rute and expect it to take the same beating as a wooden stick!